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Two Halves of a Whole Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a novel full of passion love and betrayal It explores the love of two individuals and their influence on their surroundings The story occurs in a small town In this area are the two homes of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange The vast contrasts between these houses symbolizes the people who reside their and how these individuals effect the homes Wuthering Heights is portrayed as a dark dismal mausoleum There are long narrow hallways with little light In fact when Isabella returns from being married she has trouble finding her way across the house because it is so poorly lit There is a dark presence about Wuthering Heights The residence is run down and the walls are fading and peeling Also it is a cold drafty place In fact Linton always has fires going because it is always so chilly Wuthering Heights is a gloomy oppressive place On the other hand Thrushcross Grange has a light joyful presence At this home love is bountiful and its occupants are happy It is the picture of a loving husband and wife with two beautiful children The kids are seen playing with a dog laughing and having fun In fact when Catherine the main character visits them she stays for months They treat her well and she comes home refined and happy Thrushcross Grange provides a feeling of a house redolent with joy Just as the homes differ greatly so do the homes inhabitants Both of these houses symbolize their main occupants Heathcliff Hareton and Linton all live at Wuthering Heights Heathcliff is the dark brooding character He is mean angry and full of revenge He viciously beats his own son and niece Then Heathcliff forces them to marry each other so that he can have control over Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange when his son dies Heathcliff also marries Isabella a women he hates
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